Monday, June 22, 2009

Not too Young to Cruise

Several times this weekend I muttered, "If I only had my camera." We took one picture using the cell phone but I don't know how to transfer that to the computer and I can't begin to tell you what a beautiful sight a double rainbow is. We were returning home in the rain about eight o'clock pm Friday night. When it stopped raining a vibrant rainbow appeared with a ghost rainbow echoing it. It appeared that the end of the rainbow was in the vicinity of our house but as we drove we never got closer. It was like a mirage that you pursue and never catch.
It was Back to the 50's Weekend, an old car rally at the State Fair grounds in St. Paul. Old car enthusiasts come from distances in droves.
They cruise all over the metro with a concentration on certain St. Paul streets. Snelling Avenue was lined with people in lawn chairs looking like they were waiting for a parade. In the 50's and 60's University Avenue was also a popular car cruising spot. A drive in called Porky's on University still attracts cruisers and those who come to watch. Think American Graffiti. Hot rods, 5000# schooners, Model T's--the gamit. I didn't see any old fire trucks. We did pull up at a stop sign and spot an old British sports car...convertible top down with a baby in an infant car seat in the passenger seat. That was odd enough but Jon also noted the car had a trailer hitch. No camera, so you will have to take my word for it.

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